Babysitter's Training

Training for
Babysitters from the
American Red Cross

Gives you the skills to manage whatever may come up while you’re babysitting.


You’ll learn how to:

  • Care for babies and kids up to 10 years old
  • Keep the kids and yourself safe
  • Make playtime fun with age-appropriate games
  • Handle a wide variety of emergencies
  • Manage your babysitting business

Choose from Online, Classroom and Adult courses

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NEW! Advanced Child Care Training Course

This new course is geared for adult sitters, nannies, and caregivers ages 16 and up who work in a residential environment. The course will take 8.5 hours to complete, with 2 hours of engaging online simulation learning followed by 6.5 hours of in-class training. With this combination of training you will receive:

  • Certificate in Advanced Child Care Training
  • Certificate in Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED

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Babysitting Basics Online Course

Learn at your own pace with this 4-hour course. Makes learning fun with lots of videos and interactive games.


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Babysitter Training Classroom Course

This 6-hour course gives you hands-on skills practice with guidance from our expert Red Cross trainers. Includes more in-depth coverage of first aid topics than the online course.

Also available: Earn a 2-year certification in Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED (3 additional hours, where offered).